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Adobe's instructions on making a gif in Photoshop

Enthusiast ,
Mar 01, 2019

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Adobe is showing a panel in its instructions to make a gif that I do not see in Photoshop.  Their instruction is to "click the arrow on the button in the middle of the panel and select Create Frame Animation." 

I don't have that panel as per below.  What gives?  Thanks.

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If you open an Animated GIF there is no need to create a frame animation for it is already created as you show in your screen capture.

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Adobe's instructions on making a gif in Photoshop

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Mar 01, 2019

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Adobe is showing a panel in its instructions to make a gif that I do not see in Photoshop.  Their instruction is to "click the arrow on the button in the middle of the panel and select Create Frame Animation." 

I don't have that panel as per below.  What gives?  Thanks.

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Correct answer by JJMack | Most Valuable Participant

If you open an Animated GIF there is no need to create a frame animation for it is already created as you show in your screen capture.

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Are you looking for this?

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This is what the Timeline panel looks like before an animation has been created.

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Enthusiast ,
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Thanks.  I've never made a gif.  I got as far as step 1 in Adobe's instructions here Create animated GIFs |

But it seems like that's enough and the gif is created.

I wonder why Adobe has steps 2-4 if they're superfluous.

Anyway, I exported the gif and it seems okay. 

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Good to hear it's all ok.

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If you open an Animated GIF there is no need to create a frame animation for it is already created as you show in your screen capture.

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Thanks JJMack.  But I didn't open an animated gif.  I opened a video file.  Anyway, it's created.  All's well that ends well.

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most video is multi-layered... the tutorial says "Click OK to convert the video frames to a single layered file" and that is misleading because the layers they are talking about are not Photoshop layers but that the video now has a single i.e, image layer

also you are correct that the next 2 steps are skipped when using video which should also have been noted in the tutorial

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